NY Gov Aims to Allow More Late-Term Abortions
Cuomo bucks nationwide trend with new bill
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 17, 2013 5:08 PM CST
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo presents his 2013-14 Executive Budget address on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in Albany, NY.   (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

(Newser) – Bucking a nationwide trend, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is polishing a bill to allow late-term abortions even when a woman's life is not at risk, the New York Times reports. But her health would still have to be in danger, or the fetus not viable, for any abortion after 24 weeks. The law is also designed to resist any possible collapse of Roe v. Wade, and would shift abortion from state penal law to health law to further ease doctors' concerns over late-term abortions.

Getting it through the Democrat-controlled State Assembly should be easy, the Times notes, but a coalition of Republicans in the Senate have usually opposed expanded abortion rights. And anti-abortion forces are already taking exception: "It’s as though, in their minds, our state motto, ‘Excelsior’ (‘Ever Upward’), applies to the abortion rate," writes Timothy Dolan, New York's archbishop. Cuomo touts the law as one part of his 10-point Women's Equality Act, which will include provisions for anti-discrimination and equal pay. (See what kind of abortion bills the GOP has been serving up around the country.)

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Mar 28, 2015 10:55 AM CDT
What a fine upstanding Catholic .. He is no better than Hitler and the rest of the Nazi butchers that promoted genocide... You can rationalize it anyway you want.. It is still murder.. You have sold your soul for the votes of those you are appeasing .... How do you explain this at confession??? "Father forgive me for I have sold my soul " You apostate bastard... For the go along get along slugs that rationalize the murder of over 50 million babies you are no different than those cockroaches that hid when the Nazi's , Maoist's, Stalinist's and for that matter ISIS kill those that were deemed unwanted by those in charge...
Feb 18, 2013 12:03 PM CST
Just imagine if Justin Bieber had been aborted.....Hurray for his mother.....One in a million? Yes. An indispinsible One in a Million. How would Selena Gomez and the millions of young fans be without him. A step further: Imagine if the Virgin Mary wanted an abortion?....for she had never had sex and was pregnate? The Netanyahu's would jump for joy! And we, wouldn't be forking over the $trillions in foreign aid, well, maybe just $billions. While he may have some logical points, we all know that once given, this law will be abused into murder. Only God can forgive him for the criminality of murder he is suggesting. I don't have that power. So therefore I don't forgive him. 1942
Feb 18, 2013 10:31 AM CST
Seems among democrats, one could abort ones baby right up to the birth date assigned by the doctor, just pull it out and kill it, Legal in eyes of the Law.